Vespa 150 Sprint / Veloce




Make Model

Vespa  150 Sprint / Veloce


1965 - 79


121 068 units


Two stroke, single cylinder


145.5 cc / 8.9 cub in
Bore x Stroke 57 x 57 mm
Compression 7.5:1 (Veloce 7.7:1)
Carburetor Dell'Orto SI 20/15D
Cooling Air cooled, forced

Fuel Mixture

Induction Rotary valve
Ignition Coil, CB point
Starting Kick start
Clutch Wet, multiplate

Max Power

5.7  kW / 7.7 hp @ 5000 rpm


4 Speed, grip-shift, constant mesh
Final Drive Direct drive
Frame Pressed sheet steel, streamlined monocoque structure

Front Suspension

Mono shock, trailing arm

Rear Suspension

Coil spring with damper

Front Brakes

125 mm drum

Rear Brakes

127 mm drum
Wheels Interchangeable with split rim

Front Tyre

3.5 x 10"

Rear Tyre

3.5 x 10"


Length:  1770 mm / 69.7 in

Width:      670 mm / 26.4 in


1200 mm / 47.2 in

Seat Height

810 mm / 31.9 in

Dry Weight

89 kg / 196 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

7.7 L / 2.1 US gal


1.4 L / 0.4 US gal

Consumption  average

2.8 L/100 km / 36 km/l / 84 US mpg

Top Speed

95 km/h / 59 mph

Acceleration: 0 - 75 km/h /

47 mph

917.5 sec.


Metallic Blue/Grey




The scooter came in two different versions. Early models, called the Vespa Sprint, were made until 1974. Later models, called the Vespa Sprint Veloce, were made from 1969 to 1976.

The big update with the Sprint Veloce was in the engine. The design was altered from the old two port design with the addition of a third transfer port on the top end. The compression ratio was again increased the Sprint's 7.5:1to 7.7:1.

Originally the model lacked turn signals. However, all Sprint Veloces imported to the U.S. after 1973 had turn signals fitted as standard equipment in order to satisfy American regulations.

The original Bajaj Chetaks, manufactured in India, and sold by the millions, were virtual clones of the Vespa Sprint. Because of this, virtually every body part can be bought new in the aftermarket even today.